Eleven Pond ~ Tonalism / LP (2017)

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[THIS 10 SONG ALBUM IS INCOMPLETE. 5 SONGS ARE AVAILABLE AT A DISCOUNT TILL COMPLETION]

The album Eleven Pond~Tonalism is named after the art genre tonalism and is released on the 30the anniversary of the year the original band broke up. Some of the songs contain beat loops, drum parts and guitar parts from various DJ's and musicians Jeff has worked with over the years.
The song 'Shimmering White Lights' is a good representation of how this album came together, a collective of random pieces from 4 different decades. "Shimmering white lights reflect off beads of sweat" Jeff wrote these words on a cocktail napkin while dancing at a Rochester new wave club in 1985. The poem was written later that evening, the song melody was written in 2009, the full song recorded and released in 2016.

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released July 17, 2017

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Eleven Pond Los Angeles, California

Eleven Pond formed in 1986, released one postpunk/ synth pop/ darkwave LP titled 'Bas Relief' and recorded songs for a second LP titled 'Assemblage'. The band breaks up in 1987, the masters were shelved. In 2009 the song were rediscovered, DJ's play them, a reissue LP on Dark Entries, the original LP becomes a $900 collectable, invites to perform live... in 2010 Jeff Gallea reforms Eleven Pond ... more

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Track Name: Dante's Thoughts
DANTE’S THOUGHTS

All my thoughts… always speak of love
Yet between themselves… such difference
All my thoughts … always laugh at love
One will blind me… with mind and sense

A second thought says… go look above
A third one, hope… yields joy enough
And with the last… come the tears
I scarce know when… only tears

With the tears, I scarce know when
All my thoughts, speak of love
All crave pity, in sore suspense

Tremble with fear… the heart should know
Being unsure… which path to take
I’m wishing to speak… the wish to speak
Know not what to say… what was not said

Losing myself… amorous wandering
Until the peace… for all to make
And to my enemies… I will pray
My Lady Pity… the love she brings

All my thoughts, only speak of love
Track Name: All The Fools Trust Me
All The Fools Trust Me
-music+lyrics by Jeff Gallea 1997/2017

You’re all fools, thats the rule
This is what you will see, trust me
This is the sound that makes you relax
With clear blue eyes, its not a surprise
I only see your body, your body not your mind
Dead lies the illusion, you’re occupied

Thats the rule, this is what you’ll see
Trust me, trust me, trust me, trust me…

You look at odd things while smoke sits on your lips
When I look at odd things, my eyes focus on the past

Hide the jewels
Thats the rule, all the fools trust me
Trust me, trust me, trust me, trust me…
Track Name: We Can Stumble
We Can Stumble
- music+lyrics by Jeff Gallea 1997/2017

We can stumble
We're no different
Than anyone so blind in love
So blind in lust
Ahhhh, listen for a sound
What do I hear

For untold heights
Depths with no words
No word can reach
Music is the soul
Ahhhh, listen for a sound
What do I hear

We can stumble
We're no different
Than anyone so blind in love
So blind in lust
Ahhhh, listen for a sound
What do I hear

We can stumble
We're no different
Than anyone so blind in love
So blind in lust
So blind in lust
Track Name: Shimmering White Lights
SHIMMERING WHITE LIGHT
-music+lyrics by Jeff Gallea 1985/2009/2016

SHIMMERING WHITE LIGHT
REFLECTS OFF BEADS OF SWEAT
AS WE GATHER HERE
GLANCING AT POWDERED FACES

SHIMMERING WHITE LIGHT
NEW WORDS ARE IN MY MIND
THEN EVERYONE DANCES
WITH NO TRACE OF ROMANCE

NOW THAT YOU HAVE ME
WHAT WILL YOU ASK OF ME?
NOW THAT YOU HAVE ME
PLEASE TELL ME YOUR NAME

SHIMMERING WHITE LIGHT
MEN LOOK WHILE WOMEN DANCE
AS THE LIGHTS GROW DIM
YOUR CURTAIN WILL RISE

SHIMMERING WHITE LIGHT
REFLECTS OFF BEADS OF SWEAT
AS WE GATHER HERE
GLANCING AT POWDERED FACES

SHIMMERING WHITE LIGHTS
Track Name: Bella Lugosi's Dead (live solo)
"Bela Lugosi's Dead"

White on white translucent black capes
Back on the rack
Bela Lugosi's dead
The bats have left the bell tower
The victims have been bled
Red velvet lines the black box

Bela Lugosi's dead
Bela Lugosi's dead

Undead undead undead
Undead undead undead

The virginal brides file past his tomb
Strewn with time's dead flowers
Bereft in deathly bloom
Alone in a darkened room
The count

Bela Lugosi's dead
Bela Lugosi's dead
Bela Lugosi's dead
Undead undead undead
Undead undead undead
Undead

Oh Bela
Bela's undead
Oh Bela
Bela's undead
Bela's undead
Oh Bela
Bela's undead
Oh Bela

Undead